GENDER: Male (Neutered)
AGE: About 2 years
WEIGHT: About 7 Pounds
DOGS/CATS: Good with other small dogs, Not sure with cats
CHILDREN: Will be fine with older, mature children
Introducing Charlie the Chocolate Chihuahua! This handsome boy has beautiful dark chocolate coloring. He is ready for a forever home and hoping to win your heart!
Charlie loves his people!!! When we went to pick him up from the shelter, he bolted out of that pen and jumped and licked and wagged his tail like he knew he was saved!! That was one happy chihuahua!! When we first pulled him, we noticed he was a bit thin. His ribs and hip bones were sticking out. He also had the longest legs! So we suspect there may be some min pin somewhere. The great news is that Charlie has filled out in his foster home and now weighs a perfect 7 pounds. And he is happy that he is safe!
Charlie loves his toys too! He loves to shake them dead! He also likes to de-stuff and de-squeak! His foster parents enjoy watching him play with his toys as he has such a carefree joy while playing! Charlie is also quite athletic. Charlie can jump quite a bit so a secure fence will be needed. And he is a thin built fella so any yard with a wrought iron fencing would need to be reinforced.
Charlie wants to be a leader, and at times, wants to feel like he is "in charge". Charlie is pretty good with his foster mates but some of them just don't suit him. There has been no fighting but he wants to be the man in charge and will posture considerably. We are working with him to teach him that leadership involves getting along with his brothers and sisters!
Charlie loves his people and wants to be with you at all times. He'll hang around and watch TV with you. He will lay in a bed near your computer desk while you are working. He is very happy when he has humans that love him in his life. When we first rescued Charlie, we did notice Charlie could exhibit a little separation anxiety. If you had been abandoned on the streets, you might feel that too. But this anxiety has been improving since he has been at his foster home. At first he would really whine loud and alot and scratch at the door if left in a room where he couldn't see his humans. But now that he feels more secure that has diminished quite a bit. So his adopter may go thru a similar adjustment period.
Charlie is almost completely housebroken. But he doesn't mind wearing a belly band. And that too has decreased significantly since getting neutered and acclimated. One good thing about Charlie is that if its just raining a little bit he doesn't seem to mind going outside to do his business.
Charlie will do best in a home with mature children. While he does like everyone, if he feels threatened or is afraid he might get hurt he can be a little nippy. He sometimes gets mad when corrected too which is administered via a spray water bottle. It's part of his desire to be in charge. But overall he is a happy little dude and needs a loving home. In the few days that CRT has had him, he has begun to learn routines and adjust quickly. We know that as he matures and feels safe, he will thrive. If you are looking for a forever dog, please consider giving this handsome man the forever home that he longs for!
Our CRT adoption form can be found at: http://www.chihuahua-rescue.com/adoption-application/
Charlie is neutered, micro chipped, up-to-date on shots, HW negative. and on heartworm prevention. He is ready to join a loving family - could that family be yours?
This dog is a CRT rescue. Reference checks, adoption contract and $200 adoption fee required. .
After filling out an adoption application, please email DFWCoordinator@chihuahua-rescue.com if you are interested in this dog Please be sure to read about our adoption process and then fill out an adoption application before emailing the contact person.
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